Cooper pounds Mules

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Muleshoe quarterback Brant Hamilton shakes off Lubbock Cooper outside linebacker Patrick Stevens during the first half of of Friday’s game in Muleshoe. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ sports writer MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s defense couldn’t only take the pounding so long. Running straight at the smaller Mules’ defense, Cooper rolled up 358 yards and […]

Hamilton, Joe

Joe Hamilton Services: Have been held. Mr. Joe Hamilton, 75, of Clovis, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 21, 1928, in Altus, Oklahoma to Houston and Vera Hamilton. He moved to Brownfield, Texas when he was less than a year old. He graduated from Brownfield High School […]

‘Jeopardy!’ wizard has nearby kin

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Ken Jennings, the man who has won more than $1.3 million on the game show “Jeopardy!”, has family ties to the Muleshoe and Lubbock areas. In Lubbock a group of about a dozen women regularly refer to themselves as the Ken Jennings Fan Club. And news that Jennings is related […]

Stark, Patsy

Patsy Stark Services: Have been held. Patsy Winona Stark, 68, Great Falls, Mont., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls. She was born on April 13, 1936, in Sardis, Okla., to Anna Lorraine and Charles Thomas Hamilton. When she was a baby, the family moved from Oklahoma […]

Residents know how to spend the holiday

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Kamron Canchola, 5, of Clovis, takes a swing at a junk car during a car bash Sunday at the Smoke on the Water celebration at Greene Acres Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Whether relaxing with friends, visiting out-of-state relatives, working in public safety jobs, or working to keep […]

Cannon honors decorated veteran

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent A decorated Clovis veteran will be honored today for service to his community and country. Santiago Hidalgo, 58, will be the first honoree for the Cannon Air Force Base Airman Leadership School “Wall of Heroes” at 10:30 a.m. at the base. The event is closed to the public. Chief Master […]

Blakley, LaVerne C.

LaVerne C. Blakley Services: Have been held. Mrs. LaVerne C. Blakley, 84, of Clovis, a housewife, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Granbury Care Center in Granbury, Texas. She was born on Feb. 20, 1920, in Hamilton, Texas, to William and Nettie Bankston Hale. She married J.W. Blakley on Feb. 15, 1941, in Hamilton. Family […]

Reagan legacy needs more perspective

When I was a lad, my family spent a couple of summer vacations at a pleasant lake in central Texas called Granite Shoals. But in 1965, during the prime of my boyhood, it was renamed for a local product who had risen to the White House — Lyndon Johnson. It became Lake LBJ. From a […]

DA challenger outspending incumbent

By Darrell Todd Maurina Matt Chandler has raised nearly $4,200 more than incumbent Brett Carter in the campaign for district attorney, according to campaign finance records filed Thursday evening State law requires candidates to file campaign finance reports on May 10 and May 27. Through Tuesday, Chandler had raised $29,007.84 and spent $25,696.03; Carter had […]

Ex-Hound opts for family over football

By Ferron Lucero Editor’s note: This a periodic feature catching up with former area athletes. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back at Eastern, Hamilton played five seasons […]

Hounds have no answer for Brown

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Eastern senior guard David Hamilton is fouled hard by Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Danny Armelin. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Will Brown came out firing and never let up. The Texas A&M-Kingsville senior guard hit 10 of his first 11 shots, including five 3-pointers, and finished with 46 points to lead the […]

Kingsville hands Hounds first South loss

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior guard Will Brown scored the final nine points in a game-opening 13-0 run and Texas A&M-Kingsville went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 77-69 Saturday afternoon in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Brown led four Javelinas in double figures with 23 points as TAMK (12-6, 3-0 […]

A remarkable young lady gives us perspective

Tom DiFrancesca It was a beautiful sun-filled day this past Oct. 31. The waves off of Makua Beach in Hawaii were at a lull. Tall, lanky, 13-year- old Bethany Hamilton, a surfing protege about to turn professional, was lazily resting on her surfboard. In the wink of an eye, a gigantic 14-foot tiger shark broke […]

Fourth annual Pond and Garden Tour set for Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez Picture this: A scenic array of stacked stones, the gurgling sound of rushing water, comfortable benches under shaded trees, birds and turtles dropping in, lush plants and fish. Now picture this in your backyard. According to Mike Hamilton, president of the Clovis Pond & Garden Club, home ponds began to get popular […]